Thursday, July 02, 2015

Mountain Lights

Mountain Lights  8x10 oil  Available at Act I Gallery, Taos, NM

A moonlight study from a couple years ago. This great location is where we will paint the FULL MOON at sunset and at sunrise, and other locations in the South San Juan Wilderness area of Colorado. Workshop starts Tuesday, July 28. Click for info and follow the links to register!

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UPCOMING FOR V....


Full Moon Workshop 2015 __ Colorado__July 28-Aug 1, 2015
REGISTER NOW


Ballad of the Farm: Then. Now. Tomorrow__David City, NE__May 23-Sept.13, 2015

This event is a VERY SPECIAL exhibit, that I have put my heart into since October, 2014. I will have a month of TARGETED blog posts about this topic, and "unveil" my special painting very soon. Visit Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art for more, and PLEASE follow my journey...soon!

2016 Full Moon Workshop ___July 17-21, 2016

Saturday, June 27, 2015

2016 Colorado Moon Light Workshop

North Star   12 x 12   oil

PLAN AHEAD for SUMMER, 2016.
Five days in the San Juan Wilderness Area will include the 
FULL MOON of July 19.
Reserve your place early with a deposit that is refundable till July 1, 2016

Itinerary will be similar to the 2015 Workshop.
Already I am working on a SPECIAL NEW FEATURE, TBA
Click here for 2015  overview and follow all the links!

If you are ready to hold your spot, CLICK HERE 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Colorado Workshop Registration

"Nestled in Gold"  (moonrise in Mogote CO)      V....Vaughan

Copy and paste this into an email to:

REGISTRATION: email immediately 
to confirm your spot
Fee: $400
Please enclose $100 deposit to V….Vaughan.
 NOT REFUNDABLE after July 20
Call or email me vvaughan8@yahoo.com  for PayPal link, if you prefer to pay with credit card

V….Vaughan Contact Info:

Cell Phone Before Workshop:  (512) 917-0814
Phone in Colorado During  Aug 6-11 :  (719) 376-2062
Husband, David’s cell phone:  (512) 695-8540



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Colorado Workshop 2015 Itinerary

V....Vaughan's 2015 COLORADO Workshop Itinerary

CLICK HERE FOR OVERVIEW DETAILS AND PICS, Or click to  REGISTER

Date:Tuesday, July 28 - Saturday, August 1, 2015
Place: Near Antonito, CO, 81120. Just over the border from Chama, NM. 
Taos is 70 miles away. I recommend planning a day in Taos after we paint!
Lodging: options vary from great campgrounds to upscale resorts. (if available)
Email V.... for specific questions vvaughan8@yahoo.com



ITINERARY: DRAFT


WORKSHOP LOCATIONS will all be on or near the Conejos River, between Rocky Mountain Lodge and Antonito. This is a 30 mile span, but we will only go to one general area a day, and not do a lot of driving once we get there.
Three FULL DAYS will be divided into two sessions. Two half day sessions on the first and last days. Our sessions will include Artist Demonstrations by V….Vaughan, some hand-outs, brief discussion and theory instruction while V…. paints. An entire session or two will be devoted to SKETCHING: working either on canvas or in sketchbooks. Perspective Problems will be tackled! Capturing impressions QUICKLY… drawing without lines…I have a LOT to say about sketching!!!
The locations have wonderful variety. Things you will choose from: Mountain Vistas, River Color, Warm GREENS,
Big Monsoon Skies, Sage Brush Meadows, Dark GREENS, Old Churches, Crumbled Adobe, Barns, Dude Ranch Corrals, Light GREENS, Cattle, Calves, Horses and Foals,  Cowboys and Cowgirls, and Cool GREENS.
A SPECIAL TOPIC I ALWAYS COVER IS HOW WE SEE LIGHT, and WHAT IS COLOR, ANYWAY? We learn a lot about these by intense observation at the extreme ends of the day: SUNRISE and SUNSET. I have planned this class to coincide with the FULL MOON, so we will also observe and paint MOONRISE AND MOONSET, which will happen at the same time as the sunrise/sunset! It is a FASCINATING study and is sure to cause a leap forward in your painting progress, if you have never studied such things…I HAVE FUN WITH IT, TOO! Having taught high school artists for over 20 years, I know how to keep it simple, so that you can do what you like to do most….PAINT!!!
Here is a ROUGH DRAFT of our workshop…You will receive a detailed itinerary when we meet on Tuesday. There will be maps and phone numbers and other details… OUR EXACT LOCATIONS WILL BE GIVEN WHEN YOU REGISTER!
TUESDAY, July 28
Afternoon INTRO:  Demo and Discussion.  Locations in review.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29
Session 1. 
Mid-day Break
Session 2.  Afternoon

THURSDAY, JULY 30
Session 3.  Sunrise
Session 4. Sunset

FRIDAY, JULY 31-FULL MOON DAY
Session 5. EARLY MORNING…On this day we will meet EARLY to paint the Moonset at Sunrise. OR BOTH.
We will have a mid-day break…I suggest naps!
Session 6. EARLY EVENING till DARK, and beyond, maybe…At this time we will have Moonrise at Sunset!

SATURDAY, AUG. 1
Session 7.  A last session will wrap up with a critique time, and you’ll be on your way by 1 pm

V....Vaughan COLORADO 2015 Workshop OVERVIEW

V....Vaughan COLORADO 2015 Workshop
SIGN UP SOON! Click HERE for info and registration!
I am currently in Colorado, painting the full moon and sunrises to prepare for the workshop BLUE MOON of July 19!  
The pictures below are actual locations.

email me right away if you are interested!.I keep these workshops SMALL!


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Jazz and Desi

Jazz and Desi - Looking for Monica"
A watercolor gift for my sweet Wickenburg pal in AZ.
LOVE BEING HERE, Monica!!!

I have a crazy travel schedule this week.
From Texas to Wickenburg, to Prescott to Phoenix to Omaha to David City, Nebraska back to Omaha and then Phoenix and then Prescott and then home to Texas again....all in seven days!
Yes! I will see you somewhere!

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UPCOMING FOR V....


Phippen Museum Western Art Show___Prescott, AZ___May 23-25


Ballad of the Farm: Then. Now. Tomorrow__OPENING__David City, NE__May 23

This event is a VERY SPECIAL exhibit, that I have put my heart into since October, 2014. I will have a month of TARGETED blog posts about this topic, and "unveil" my special painting very soon. Visit Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art for more, and PLEASE follow my journey...soon!

Monday, May 18, 2015

1 Ballad: Chicken Chair

Detail: "Chicken Chair", from "The Rest"__48 x 36 oil for 

The image above is a SMALL PART of my painting for a special museum event.

I call this part of the painting "Chicken Chair",
Over the next few days and weeks I will unveil the whole work, and tell of my inspiration.
My instructions from the curator were to "break out of my box", and explore the theme.
If you know my work, do you see anything "out of the box", here?

SO...I have been invited to "sing" part of a ballad!!
"Ballad of the Farm: Then. Now. Tomorrow." is a unique exhibit of artworks 
Presented by Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, with funding from NEA (National Endowment for the Arts),  MAAA, (Mid-America Arts Alliance), and others. 
The opening reception is Saturday, May 23, 2015. See the BROCHURE
Eleven artists have interpreted historic photos from family farms of long ago.
I think I am the only artist from Texas! 
I was given this opportunity last October, along with
 HUNDREDS of amazing historic photos to inspire me. 
My blog will take you along on my latest journey on the land!
Lets go!!

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UPCOMING FOR V....


Phippen Museum Western Art Show___Prescott, AZ___May 23-25


Ballad of the Farm: Then. Now. Tomorrow__OPENING__David City, NE__May 23

This event is a VERY SPECIAL exhibit, that I have put my heart into since October, 2014. I will have a month of TARGETED blog posts about this topic, and "unveil" my special painting very soon. Visit Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art for more, and PLEASE follow my journey...soon!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Good Morning Gorge

Good Morning Gorge  8x10 oil Available at Act I Gallery, Taos, NM

This one just MIGHT have sold last month at my Act I solo show...I forget! But I have some new pieces (similar!) that are headed to ARIZONA for the Phippen Museum Western Art Show in Prescott...come see me there Memorial Weekend!

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UPCOMING FOR V....


Phippen Museum Western Art Show___Prescott, AZ___May 23-25


Ballad of the Farm: Then. Now. Tomorrow__OPENING__David City, NE__May 23

This event is a VERY SPECIAL exhibit, that I have put my heart into since October, 2014. I will have a month of TARGETED blog posts about this topic, and "unveil" my special painting very soon. Visit Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art for more, and PLEASE follow my journey...soon!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Before Morning Moon

Before Morning    6x8 oil     Available at Act I Gallery, Taos, NM

Enjoying an unusually RAINY SPRING here in Central Texas! I hear we have had more rain than both Portland, OR and Seattle, WA! A little break in the clouds looked like this a few days ago

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UPCOMING FOR V....


Phippen Museum Western Art Show___Prescott, AZ___May 23-25


Ballad of the Farm: Then. Now. Tomorrow__OPENING__David City, NE__May 23

This event is a VERY SPECIAL exhibit, that I have put my heart into since October, 2014. I will have a month of TARGETED blog posts about this topic, and "unveil" my special painting very soon. Visit Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art for more, and PLEASE follow my journey...soon!

Paint With Me In Colorado___Late July Full Moon EMAIL FOR INFO

Thursday, May 14, 2015

By Chama

By Chama  6x8  Available at Act I Gallery, Taos, NM

Another TINY ONE!!! Check with Act I Gallery for this one, and say HOWDY to New Owners D. and G. !
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UPCOMING FOR V....


Phippen Museum Western Art Show___Prescott, AZ___May 23-25


Ballad of the Farm: Then. Now. Tomorrow__OPENING__David City, NE__May 23

This event is a VERY SPECIAL exhibit, that I have put my heart into since October, 2014. I will have a month of TARGETED blog posts about this topic, and "unveil" my special painting very soon. Visit Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art for more, and PLEASE follow my journey...soon!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Boss

The Boss  12x9   Available at Act I Gallery, Taos, NM

A recent demo in oils for some art students...As I demonstrated, I talked, and talked and almost "noodled" this one to death.... it's a bit tight for my liking.
Have you looked at the links below?
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UPCOMING FOR V....


Phippen Museum Western Art Show___Prescott, AZ___May 23-25



Ballad of the Farm: Then. Now. Tomorrow__OPENING__David City, NE__May 23

This event is a VERY SPECIAL exhibit, that I have put my heart into since October, 2014. I will have a month of TARGETED blog posts about this topic, and "unveil" my special painting very soon. Visit Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art for more, and PLEASE follow my journey...soon!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Little Light

A Little Light   4 x 6  Available at Act I Gallery, Taos, NM

WELCOME TO ACT I Gallery
My FAVORITE Gallery, Act I Gallery in Taos, NM has new owners!
This is a "Welcome" to D. and G. and wonderful well wishes as they embark on a great art adventure!
This little tiny painting was the first one I did for my recent solo show there, and I almost lost it before the show! (it is very small!).  I believe it is still there, waiting for a home!

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UPCOMING FOR V....

Phippen Museum Western Art Show___Prescott, AZ___May 23-25

Ballad of the Farm: Then. Now. Tomorrow__OPENING__David City, NE__May 23
This event is a VERY SPECIAL exhibit, that I have put my heart into since October, 2014. I will have a month of TARGETED blog posts about this topic, and "unveil" my special painting very soon. Visit Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art for more, and PLEASE follow my journey...soon!

Friday, April 10, 2015

McDog

McDog   10x8 oil   Available at Act I Gallery, Taos, NM

My solo show at Act I Gallery in Taos, NM is called "Welcome Light", but it's not just sunset paintings! 
I hope you can make it by the gallery in April to see my newest works. BETTER YET, come by TOMORROW, Sat. April 11 for the reception. 
I'll be there all day but the official hours are 3-5.  Be "unofficial" and come visit with me early!
If you know ANYONE in the northern New Mexico area, please tell them to come!
And if you are a skier, the Sipapu ski area nearby is offering FREE LIFT TICKETS ALL WEEKEND to close their season. I'm in!!!!

Monday, April 06, 2015

Jay

Jay
GOING TO TAOS! 
The opening reception of my "feature solo" at Act I Gallery is THIS SATURDAY, 
April 11. I'm not sure of the hours, but I'll be hanging in the gallery ALL DAY!
Please come hang out with me and see my latest works

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UPCOMING EVENTS
WORKSHOP with V....Vaughan and Robin Cheers...and CHOCOLATE

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Cowgirl Up! QUICK DRAW

Cowgirl Up! Quick Draw    13 x 16        SOLD

    Last weekend I was in Arizona at the opening of "Cowgirl Up!" (Art From The Other Half of the West!)...a GREAT event in Wickenburg, AZ. My works will be there at Desert Caballeros Museum until May. This one is my Quick Draw...painted in an hour and sold at auction....(Free adrenaline with purchase!)...NOW...
    Guess where I'm going next???
    Hint: Will you be near Taos, New Mexico on April 11?

Saturday, February 07, 2015

He Said, She Said

"He Said, She Said"        oil on linen         for SEWE

The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is next Friday-Sunday, Feb. 13-15, in Charleston, SC. It is one of my biggest and favorite shows of the year. I have many friends at this show, and there is AMAZING ARTWORK there!
I have planned this painting for a while...Put it up on facebook last night, and let my BFF's give it a title...There were some FUN suggestions, but Peggy Yandell, an artist friend of mine from Texas came up with this one!@ I love it! Go see Peggy's work! She was a long time teacher, like me, and now is a full time artist! 
Have you friended me on facebook?
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UPCOMING WORKSHOP
Plein Air Sketching,Sky, and Shrimpboats: Capturing Impressions Quickly
Rockport, Texas, February 28, 2015
ONE DAY, ALL DAY
$70 for members and Art Educators; $90 for non-members
For info click here